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Holding Forth The Word of Life 




VOL. 67, NO. 1 



TORONTO, ONTARIO 



MARCH, 1961 




REV. C. E. FALCONBRIDGE 



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_!. oronto Bible College, and Christ- 
ian work in general, has lost one of 
its most loyal and faithful friends, 
in the sudden passing of Mr. Edwin 
G. Baker, on January 24, 1961. 

For nearly half a century, Mr. 
Baker has been an integral part of 
T.B.C. spending three years on the 
Advisory Council (1916-1919), ten 
years as a member of the Board of 
Governors (1919-1929) ; then nearly 
twenty-two years as President of the 
College. When he had to resign from 
that office in 1951, he remained as a 
member of the Board, and has con- 
tinued to give wise and spiritual 
counsel in the affairs of the College. 

Not only T.B.C, but Yonge Street 
Mission, the China Inland Mission, 
and a host of other Christian or- 
ganizations were recipients of his 
spiritual help and material gifts. 

Mr. Baker was a leading Can- 
adian Christian business man, serv- 



NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY COMMENCES 
DUTIES ON MARCH 1st. 

X he Rev. C. E. Falconbridge begins his new work as Executive Secretary of the 
Toronto Bible College this month. As you read this, he will be settling into his 
affice and facing this new challenge in serving the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Mr. Falconbridge comes to us after a wide and varied experience in Christian 
work and in the business world. 

To accept the invitation of the Board of Governors to fellowship in this work, 
he is resigning from his very responsible and. highly placed position in charge of 
Customs at the Canadian Consulate in New York City, to which he was promoted 
from a like position in Toronto some six years ago. 

Thus he brings a fresh, vigorous knowledge and 35 years experience in the 
business world to the work and outreach of the College. But more important to 
us is the sincere and complete dedication of this man to the Lord Jesus Christ 
and to His service. 

Mr. Falconbridge, while stationed at Toronto, also served as the pastor of the 
Freeman Gospel Church (Burlington) and then of Hope Gospel Church, Toronto. 

Both of these charges are affiliated with 
the Associated Gospel Churches of Can- 
ada. 

He has also served as a special i-epre- 
sentative of the Worldwide Radio Mis- 
sionary Fellowship (the Voice of the An- 
des), speaking on their behalf and the 
cause of missions. 

Combining aii these factors, Mr. Fal- 
conbridge comes to his new office, well 
equipped and prepared of the Lord as 
a gifted and fluent speaker, an excellent 
Bible teacher, and a spiritual and warm 
hearted Christian business man. 




ing as Chairman of the Board of 
Canada Life Assurance Co., Pres- 
ident and Chairman of the Board 
of Moore Corp. Ltd., and a Director 
(among others) of Canadian Pacific 
Railway Co., the National Trust Co., 
the International Nickel Co., the Steel 
Co. of Canada, the Bank of Canada, 
the Industrial Development Bank, and 
a member of the Board of Governors 
of the Ontario Research Foundation. 

In 1949 Queen's University hon- 

(Continued on page two) 



We recommend Mr. Falconbridge to 
the prayer fellowship of all our friends 
and supporters, trusting that this 
further addition to our personnel will 
mean much in the outreach of the 
Toronto Bible College. 

He will be available for meetings in 
Churches, Missionary and Bible Con- 
ferences, Youth groups and any other 
opportunity for ministry. He will also 
work with the Alumni Association, and 
be available for consultation regarding 
the work and ministry of the Bible 
College. Do pray for him, and for this 
vital part of the T.B.C. 



T.B.C. RECORDER 



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DID CHRIST RE ALL Y RISE FROM THE DEAD ? 



Principal E. L. Simmonds, M.A., B.D. 

JUST over two hundred years ago, in the latter part of the 
first half of the eighteenth century, two young men 
were students at one of the leading univeisities in England. 
The atmosphere in the university, indeed, in the whole of 
England, was very unsympathetic to evangelical Christianity. 
This was the age of the deists, rationalists, agnostics and 
unbelievers, without a doubt the darkest pei-iod for religion 
in England since the days of the Reformation. Although 
John Wesley was converted in 1738 his life and activities had 
had little effect on England and had produced nothing but 
ridicule at the Universities. 

The two young men were Gilbert West and George Lyttle- 
ton. Each was infected with the contemporary unbelief and, 
being highly intelligent, decided to do something about 
Christianity. Since it was obviously an obsolete system of 
nonsensical ideas, they determined to give it the finishing 
stroke. They met and planned their strategy. As they thought 
the matter over it became apparent to them that the Christ- 
ian faith had two primary foundations: the resurrection of 
Christ and the conversion of St. Paul. Once these were shown 
to be untrue, mere fables of men's 
imaginations, then Christianity would 
crumble into dust and disappear for ever. 

They divided the work between them. 
Lyttleton (later. Lord George Lyttleton, 
Chancellor of the Exchequer) selected 
the Conversion of Paul and Gilbert West 
took the Resurrection of Christ. The plan 
was that they would work on their 
theses during the summer vacation, come 
back in the fall, compare notes, and then 
give Christianity its final coup de grace. 
Being intelligent men they went to the 
sources. They did not start with works 
of unbelievers; they did not marshall the 
views of those who had attacked the 
foundations of Christianity before them; 
they went to the Bible itself so that they 
might prove it an imposture. They were 
absolutely confident of success and de- 
parted for their summer holidays with 
great thoughts of coming achievements. 

Their meeting in the fall was momen- 
tous. They had gone to the study of 
Scripture full of unbelief and prejudice, 
assured that the Bible fables would be 
easy to detect, easier to publicize and 
still easier to destroy. They examined 
the evidence carefully, tiiey weighed all 
the possibilities, and they returned to 
college convinced believers that the Bible 
was the inspired Word of God. Each had 
been soundly converted. In 1747 two 
books were published: 'Observations on 
the Conversion of St. Paul' by George 
Lyttleton; 'Observations on the Resur- 
rection of Christ' by Gilbert West. 

The same sort of study had been done 
before the time of these two men, and it 
has been done again since. Anyone who is 
prepared to study the evidence of the 
Bible honestly, never mind what pre- 
suppositions or prejudices he may have 
to start with, will find that there is no 
other possibility but that the Bible is 
true. The Lord Jesus Christ did rise from 
the dead. 

At this Easter season the reassurance 
comes powerfully to all mankind that 
death is not the end. Job's ancient ques- 
tion, '// o man die, shall he live af/ain?', 

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receives a i-esounding answer in the af- 
firmative. The Lord Jesus Himself, risen 
and reigning, says, 'Because I live ye 
xhall live also'. 

The question may then be asked, 'Whtj 
would men desire to disprove the res- 
urrection of Christ? Do they wish that 
death might be the end for them, for 
their loved ones?' The answer is to be 
found in the fact of the sinfulness of 
man. People do not want to stay dead 
forever; they do not even want to die 
in the first place, but they want even less 
to have to face the fact of Christ. Christ, 
the incarnate Son of God, speaks to us 
of sin, of man's alienation from his 
Creator God. He speaks to us of coming 
judgment: 'flee from the wrath to come'. 

Proud man refuses to hear the word of 



Edwin G. Baker Esq. 

(Continued from page one) 

oured him with an Honorary Doctor of 
Laws degree. Other honours have come 
to him in public life. But in his pass- 
ing into the presence of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, as he most surely did, he was 
trusting not in riches or fame, nor in the 
good works that do follow him, but in the 
merit and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
Whom he loved and Whom he served. 
It was in His Name and for His sake 
that Mr. Baker laboured long and hard. 
Now he has heard: "Well done thou good 
and faithful servant, enter tltou into the 
joy of thy Lord." 

Of Mr. Baker we say with his host 
of friends: here was a "ynan sent from 
God." 

Our sympathy and prayers go out to a 
family that sorrows, but not as those 
who have no hope. May the God of all 
peace be their portion during these days, 
and in those that lie ahead. 

On Feb. 12, 1961, a Memorial Service 
for Mr. Baker was held at the Toronto 
Bible College. Anyone desiring a copy of 
the booklet containing the serticc and an 
account of the life of Mr. Baker may hare 
one htj writing the Editor of the Hccorder. 



condemnation, and therefore is unable 
to appropriate the glad word of resur- 
rection. New life beyond the grave is 
only for those who have made their 
peace with God through the Christ of 
the cross. Without the death of the cross, 
the atoning sacrifice for the sins of all 
mankind, there can be no Christ of the 
empty tomb. Proud man will not humble 
himself to confess his sins, will not ack- 
nowledge that Another has paid the 
penalty for his wickedness; he prefers 
rather to pretend that it is possible to 
leave Christ dead in the grave. History, 
however, gives the lie to that pretence; 
Christ's resurrection is an undeniable 
historical fact. 

For those who have come for for- 
givenes to the foot of the cross the news 
of the resurrection is indeed an abound- 
ing source of joy. Christ died for our 
sins, and the resurrection is the seal of 
almighty God that the death of the Sub- 
stitute was entirely adequate. Scripture 
says that we died in Him, and adds that 
we shall also rise with Him. We care 
not what the future may bring forth; 
the triumph of atheistic commi'nism, the 
extermination of an atomic holocaust, the 
death by starvation of an over-multi- 
plied human race; we are able to look 
up, for our redemption draweth nigh. 

This glorious word, however, is not for 
us alone. The risen Christ, after His 
triumph over sin and death, said to those 
who believe in Him, 'Go ye into all the 
world and preach the good news to every 
creature'. We dare not enjoy selfishly the 
great good things that the Sa^nour 
bought for us with His life-blood. We 
must tell others — only thus can we 
show the reality of our own faith. 

Christ is risen indeed; risen and reign- 
ing; and one day to return. Let us live 
in the light of that return and do our 
part, by His grace, to bring into living 
relationship with Him, multitudes for 
whom He died and for whom He rose 
;igain. 

MARCH, 1961 




CKIOOt M 



^Students are still chuckling about the 
Christmas skit that the Faculty put on 
at the student party. Ostensibly a fa- 
culty meeting, it was appropriately en- 
titled "FACULTY INACTION", and was 
not indicative of the serious business of 
teaching and training. 

Such times only show what hidden 
talents lie beneath the sombre miens 
of the men. Now the Alumni wants to 
see a repeat performance, but once a 
year is enough! 

■A-Who will forget the thrilling moments 
of the Christmas Carol Service. Once 
more a packed Penplps' r'hurch boi-e 



witness to the enthusiasm of the Chris- 
tian public for this informal, inspira- 
tional time. 

The largest congregation we have ever 
had thoroughly enjoyed the music of the 
Student Choir, the Chorale, the Ensemble, 
Quartette, Trio, Soloist and Dixie Dean 
'57, who provided his own special ac- 
cordion music. Mr. W. Caddell was at 
the console of the organ. 
■^Cleanup day was a combination of fun, 
fellowship and practical Christian work. 
See news elsewhere of our "murder on 
dirt, murder on dirt, murder on dirt" 
(with apologies to the radio commercial!) 



■^Missionary speakers this term have 
been: 

Rev. H. Norman, of Japan, (United 
Church B.O.M.) speaking on Shintoism. 

Rev. H. Percy, of Africa (S.I.M.) lec- 
turing on Islam. 

Rev. J. Bell, of Far East (C.I.M.) told 
about Buddhism. 

Rev. John Leach, of India (R.B.M.U.) 
speaking on Hinduism. 

Rev. A. Glasser, C.I.M. 

Rev. Ray Joyce, T.E.A.M. 

■A^The second term of school also sees 
Home Missions represented. This year, 
speakers are: 

Miss Betsy Theaker, Child Evangelism 
Fellowship 

Rev. A. C. Capon, Children's Special 
Service Mission 

Mr. Vince Craven, Pioneer Camp 
(I.V.C.F.) 

Mr. L. Nimigan, Railway Mission 

•^During this term we have said goodbye 
to outgoing missionaries: 

Miss Diana Lamb '53, Canadian Baptist 
Foreign Mission Board, Angola. 

Mrs. Barbara Neath '59-'60, to work 
with Miss Gladys Aylward in Formosa. 

Miss Ora Moss '52, Wycliffe Bible 
Translators, New Guinea 

Rev. Cyril Gingerich, Mennonite Board 
to Nigeria 

Mr. A. Erion, S.I.M. to Somalia. 

Each of these received a gift from the 
Students, and were committed in prayer 
to the Lord, as they left us. 




T.B.C. RECORDER 



ANNUAL GRADUATION 
SERVICE 

Friday, April 28, 1961. 

7:45 P.M. 

VARSITY ARENA 

Bedford Rd. & Bloor St. 

Alumni and friends of the College 
are invited to attend this service 
of Christian witness and testimony. 
Every year thousands are inspired, 
and many young people challenged 
to a dedication of life, through this 
very unusual service. 

SPECIAL MUSIC: 

The r.B.C. Chorale 
Student Body Choir 
Ladies' Triple Trio 
Male Ensemble 
Pianos and Organ 

SPECIAL FEATURES: 

Awarding of Degrees 

Presentation of Diplomas 
and Certificates 

The Dedication of the Class 
of 1961 to the Service of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED 

Special Attention for Groups or 
Delegotions 

For Free Tickets Phone or Write: 

THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
WAInut 1-5808 14 Spodino Rood 



^cU^u ^PtC. 



(Continued) 



PERSONAL EVANGELISM AND 
STUDENT FIELD WORK 

By the end of January, the following 
student reports were in: 

Persons dealt with 451 

Professed Decisions Ill 

Dedication and Consecration 60 

Let us give thanks to God for this evi- 
dent blessing on service while in train- 
ing. 



\'<il. i!7, Nuiiiher 1 March, lUiil 

Editor: Douglas C. Percy 

Published quarterly by Toronto 

Bible College, U-Jti Spadina Rd., 

Toronto, Canada 

Authi>rized as second class mail. Post 
Office Department. Ottawa, place of 
distribution- -Oshawa. Ont. 



Well, we started something with this 
column, and ideas are twittering aiound 
the College like swallows in a barn. 

CLEANUP DAY 

was perhaps the most effective idea of 
the year, and the College buildings are 
sparkling from liberal applications of 
paint (in the dining room); water (win- 
dows and walls); wax (floors and steps); 
furniture polish (desks and chairs); and 
elbow grease (applied evei-ywhere!) 

Having a large plant with two build- 
ings and a lot of ground, taxes our 
maintenance staff to the limit, and often 
work gets behind. So on Wednesday, 
January 18th, students, staff and faculty 
turned up in work clothes, arms full of 
equipment and a dirt-chasing gleam in 
every eye. 

After devotions and Bible study, teams 
were assigned to every nook and cranny 
of T.B.C. Sometimes it seemed like an 
archaeological expedition, as excavations 
revealed long lost (or mislaid) treasures. 
The vacuum cleaner operators claimed 
that the dust and dirt of past civiliza- 
tions was removed — and lo! a sparkling 
clean College. 

It was work, it was fun, it was fellow- 
ship, coffee break, free lunch and all. 
So our thanks to a great bunch of stu- 
dents who put faith to work. 

(See pictures on page 3) 



SPECIAL MENTION 

But we must mention someone else — 
Ralph Baker, painting contractor, who 
turned up with three men, and painted 
the dining room. And our total cost was 
only for the paint — wholesale! And if 
any reader needs a good painting job 
done we recommend Mr. Ralph Baker, 
21 Medonte Avenue, Scarboro — and 
add our sincere thanks for this gift to 
T.B.C. 

Which gives us another IDEA — the 
Auditorium is badly in need of new 
lights and painting. Now if ideas are 
contagious — we hope for an epidemic! 



GIVEAWAY 

The College has changed its mailing 
system, and now has available on old but 
workable Addressograph machine. If a 
Christian oi-ganization could use it, just 
contact u,. First call, first served! 



PIANOS 

are still needed by the College. One in 
present use can no longer be tuned and 
others will soon reach that point. Does 
anyone want to store one, or donate one 
to the school ? Our Music Department 
needs them now. (Class of 'Srj just do- 
nated one! Thanks! 



DID YOU KNOW 

that it costs over $400.00 a year to 
train a student at T.B.C. . . . ? 

BUT the student pays less than M of 
that, less than $100! 

The balance is made up by the free 
will gifts of Christian people who believe 
in the need for such a place of training. 

YOU could sponsor a student in whole 
or in part. Why not inquire about our 
SPONSOR'S PLAN and help train a 
missionary? 



HI SCHOOLERS! 

We will hold OPEN HOUSE for 
you again this year. 

Date: April 4 

Times: 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Features: 

— Chapel Hour 

— Lectures on Bible, Missions, 
Church History, etc. 

— Sacred Music Class 

— Free Dinner 

— Tour of T.B.C. Buildings and 
Dormitories 

• — College Film "The Word of 
Life" 

— Quizzing the Student Cabinet 

All High School Students are in- 
vited. Plan to bring a group from 
your school. 

Phone WA 1-8391 for information 



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BARGAINS IN RECORDINGS 

ONLY $3.95 — The T.B.C. CHORALE 
on an L.P. produced by Diadem Pro- 
ductions, .-^dd 20c for mailing. 
The finest reproduction of the music 
that students sing "with melody in 
their hearts unto the Lord." 

ONLY $1.00— The 1959 T.B.C. Gradua- 
tion Service on a long playing record- 
ing. This is music that lives! Order 
by phone or mail. 



THANK YOU, ANONYMOUS! 

Your anonymity is being protected, 
but we do want to thank you for your 
gift of $100.00 for the work of the 
College received the end of January. 

We accept it in the name of the Lord 
Who .sees the gift given and will repay 
and bless you for it. Know that it is 
being used to train workers who will go 
out to preach Christ and Him crucifitni. 

MARCH, 1961 



STUDENTS VISIT OVER 4,000 HOMES IN 
ANNUAL EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN 



-I- or the second successive year, T.B.C. 
has held a community visitation and 
evangelistic campaign, this year in the 



and 100 more brought from a near-by 
church. These too were filled, and othei'S 
v.-ho continued to come had to stand or 




Rev. W. Welch, Rev. H. Motson, Rev. D. Hamilton 



Humber Heights area of Northern Etobi- 
coke. It was conducted at the invitation 
of five of the local churches and their 
ministers: St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church (Rev. W. Welch); St. Phillips 
Anglican Church, (Rev. H. Matson); 
Richview Westway Baptist Church (Rev. 
B. Jeffrey); Westmount Gospel Church 
(Rev. D. Hamilton); and the Hilltop As- 
sembly. 

Plans were laid last spring, for this 
programme of saturation evangelism to 
cover the 8 days of Nov. 6-13, 1960. 
These involved sending out students two 
by two into carefully marked areas, 
until 4,500 homes had been visited, a 
religious census taken, and an invitation 
extended to attend the services of the 
week. In this w^y, too, opportunities 
were given to witness for Christ as 
people opened their hearts as well as 
their homes. 

Children's meetings were held in 3 
of the churches each of the afternoons 
of the week, and many of them accepted 
the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Sa- 
viour. Many unchurched children were 
found, and encouraged to attend Sunday 
School in their district. 

The evening evangelistic services start- 
ed in the Hilltop Junior High School 
auditorium, then moved to St. Andrews 
church for the first 4 week nights. The 
final week end of meetings saw the Hill- 
top auditorium again used, and on the 
final night, packed to capacity. 

During each of the services, the T.B.C. 
Chorale sang, and students gave testi- 
monies. Then a faculty member preach- 
ed, and each night the Lord laid hold of 
men and women and drew them to Him- 
self. 

Perhaps the final Sunday night rally 
will speak for the rest of the week. The 
.500 available seats were quickly filled, 

T.B.C. RECORDER 



find corners of tables and gymnasium 
benches to rest on. There, for one and 
a half hours, they listened to the sing- 
ing and the speaking of the Gospel. 

What a thrilling moment it was, when 
the speaker, calling the cooperating 
ministers to stand beside him, called for 
those who would stand in complete sur- 
render of life to the Lord Jesus Christ 
and be ready to witness and serve Him. 
In a breathless moment, more than half 
of the great throng rose slowly to its 
feet, and stood silent with bowed heads 
as the Holy Spirit spoke to them. 

The appeal went out to young people: 
then there was a rustle ... a coloured 
girl stepped out from where she was 
sitting and walked slowly to the front. 
Then one by one, others came forward, 
tears streaming down their faces, to 
stand silent and submissive before God. 
A girl over whom many had wept and 
worked, now herself wept her way to 
Calvary. A young man said: "The Lord 
has got me at last." Some T.B.C. 
students walked to the front, wanting 
only the will of God for their lives. 

What a wonderful experience it was, 
and how the angels must have rejoiced, 
and our own voices must have made the 
vaults of heaven to ring. 

Ministers were strengthened and en- 
couraged; Christians were revived; lives 
were dedicated to the service of Christ; 
others were saved as GOD MOVED 
INTO A COMMUNITY. The glory shall 
be His. 

Has is been effective? The ministers 
lately testified to a new zeal and in- 
terest on the part of their people. Just 
recently, the Editor was asked to speak 
at Downsview Collegiate Institute. The 
invitation came from Elaine Crackle who 
had made a firm decision for Christ, early 
in the campaign. Here is her testimony: 
"... I decided that I was going to wit- 



Have you had a 

T.B.C. Sunday 
In Your Church.^ 

Every year, several churches set 
aside one Sunday as T.B.C. Sunday. 
As arrangements are possible, spe- 
cial music and speakers are pro- 
vided by the College. 

The special emphasis, using Bible 
messages, testimonies, College film 
and literature, is on training for 
the service of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, and the opportunity pro- 
vided for it at T.B.C. 

If you are interested, please write 
us. Dates should be arranged well 
in advance. 




Rev. B. Jeffrey 



ness for Christ at school. I told Mr. 
Percy about this, along with some other 
students, and with their prayers back- 
ing me, I went in for an appointment 
with the Principal that week. I asked 
him if we could have an I.S.C.F. group 
in the school. The next night a brief 
meeting was called and 12 students 
responded. We planned a small executive, 
and went to see the Principal. He was 
pleased, and the first week of December, 
the first meeting was held. Between 18 
and 25 have been meeting. At the third 
meeting we had Mr. Percy speak to the 
group that grew out of the campaign." 

We are sure that there are many, 
many more instances of blessing and 
fruitfulness as a direct result of this 
work by the students and faculty of the 
Toronto Bible College. 



Note: Any community within about 15 
miles of the College that would be in- 
terested in a community campaign, do 
write us or drop in for a visit. We are 
anxious to serve the churches and the 
Lord Jesus Christ in this way. 

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ON THE HOME FRONT 

MR. ALBERT ERION, Sp. '59, was or- 
dained in Bethel Baptist Church, Cal- 
gary, by the Gospel Missionary Asso- 
ciation, in the summer of '60. 

REV. JAMES HILLS, '47 received his 
M.Th. in New Testament, from Prince- 
ton University, in the spring of '60. 
He is Pastor of Ti-inity Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 

MR. ERNEST ROOT, '26 is lay minister 
of the Lynedoch charge of the United 
Church of Canada. 

MR. PHILIP COLLINS, '52 was ordained 
October 24, 1960 by the Maritime 
United Baptist Convention and is Pas- 
tor of the Baptist Church in Bath, 
N.B. 

REV. EDWARD BOOM, B.Th. '59 ac- 
cepted a call to the pastorate of First 
Baptist Church in Nanaimo, B.C., 
where he commenced his ministry No- 
vember 1, 1960. 

MR. HOWARD SCHMITT '58 - '60 is 
Pastor of the Wanner Mennonite 
Church in Hespeler, R.R. 1, Ont. 

MISS LAURIE CUMMINGS '60 is work- 
ing with the Grenfell Mission, at St. 
Anthony, Newfoundland. 

MR. TED SIMMONS '58 accepted a call 
to the pastorate of the West Hamilton 
Gospel Church in Hamilton, Ont., 
where he commenced his ministry Feb- 
ruary 5, 1961. 

REV. ALEX SHOOK, E.G. '45 - '46 is 
now Pastor of Parkway Park Baptist 
Church in Ottawa, Ont. 

REV. WILBUR W. SILVERTHORN '24 
has accepted the Pastorate of First 
Baptist Church, in Stow, Ohio. 



HOME ON FURLOUGH 

DR. '48 -'51 and MRS. (MARILYN 
GODDARD E.G. '54-'55) TOM BELCH 
(T.E.A.M.) from Pakistan. 

MR. W. ROGERS, '49 (S.LM.) with his 
wife and family, from Sudan, E. Af- 
rica for 6 months. 

MISS GLADYS MacLEAN '44 (A.B.W. 
E.) from India. 



TO THE FIELD ON SERVICE 

MR. '59 and MRS. (FREDA LAMB '59) 
TOM HARLAND were accepted Sep- 
tember 12, 1960, by U.F.M. for service 
in Dutch New (Guinea. 

MISS LUCINDA SNYDER '48 (Men- 
nonite Board) to Germany, in summer 
of 1960. 

MISS C. FERGUSON '51-53 (S.I.M.) to 
Ethiopia in October, 1960. 

REV. ALBERT ERION Sp. '59 (S.I.M.) 
to Somalia, October, 1960. 

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MRS. KENNETH BUDGE (BARBARA 
PHILLIPS '47) (O.M.S.) to Hong 
Kong, November, 1960. 

MRS. JOHN HALL (MAUDE WHAN 
'17) (S.I.M.) to Nigeria, January, 
1961. 

MR. '57 and MRS. '57 DIXIE DEAN 
(W.R.M.F.) and family to Ecuador, 
January 1961. 

MISS ORA MOSS '52 (W.B.T.) to Viet 
Nam, February, 1961. 

MR. '.31 and MRS. (DOROTHY RICH- 
ARDSON '28) JOHN TREWIN 
(S.I.M.) to Nigeria, March, 1961. 

MISS EVELYN CURRIE '60 (O.M.F.) 
to Singapore, March, 1961. 

MR. B.Th. '60 and MRS. (ANNE CAMP- 
BELL '60) KEITH DONALD (S.A.- 
G.M.) to Portugal, March, 1961, for 
language study. 




MISS TINA THIESSEN to MR. 
ALBERT ERION, Sp. '59, July 9, 
1960, in Coaldale, Alberta. 

MISS GLORIA WESTLEY, '59 to MR. 
GEORGE ROBINSON, October 29, 
1960, in Hamilton, Ont. 

MISS MARY RADBURN '22 to MR. 
ESSER, at Faith Baptist Church, To- 
ronto, October 1, 1960. 

MISS DOREEN KERR '48 to MR. NOR- 
BERT JEANPRETRE, August 25, 
1960, in the Lutheran Church in 
Haguenau, France. 

MISS JANE ALMAS' '54 to MR. JOHN 
CAMERON, in St. George's Anglican 
Church, Hamilton, April 2, 1960. MRS. 
E. SIMMONS (RUTH ALMAS '57) 
was matron of honour. 

MISS JOY DUFF, '60 to MR. DOUGLAS 
NAYLER, December 30, 1960 in Boon 
Ave. Bai)tist Church, Toronto. MRS. 
GARTH DUFF (KAY BURGAN '56- 
'58) was matron of honour. MR. 
GARTH DUFF '59 was an usher. 



BIRTHS 




To Mr. '52 and MRS. (MARY LOW 
'53) RAY HELSTON, a daughter, Lor- 
raine Violet, July 23, 1960, in Toronto, 
a sister for Da\ad and Wendy. 

To MR. '59 and MRS. (DOROTHY 
TROYER '56-'58) RON SHEFFIELD, a 
son, Danny, on June 6, 1960, in 
Schreiber, (jnt. 

To MR. and MRS. (DOROTHY 
THORPE '51) DAVID BROOK, a son, 
John David, on October 17, 1960, Tokyo, 
Japan, (see Deaths) 

To MR. and MRS. (BERNICE 
COMBER '47) BARCLAY SMITH, a son, 
Bradley Paul, November 1, 1960. in To- 
ronto, a brother for Barclay and Bonnie. 




MR. NORMAN ! : ' K.C. '14, in 

Toronto, Ont., on February 24, 1959. 

MISS MARY E. BAIRD, E.G. '13, in 
Ashville, N. Carolina, on October 29, 
1960. 

John David Brook, infant son of MR. 
and MRS. (DOROTHY THORPE '51) 
DAVID BROOK, on October 19, 1960, in 
Tokyo, Japan. 

MR. GORDON A. YOUNG, E.G. '31, 
in "Toronto, Ont., on January 11, 1961. 



MISSIONARY LITERATURE 

SUMMER COURSE 

Moy 22-27, 1961 

The Toronto Bible College and 
Evangelical Literature Overseas 
(Canadian Council) are sponsoring 
a course in Missionary Literature. 
This comprehensive course will in- 
clude Creative Writing, Production 
and Distribution. 

Teachers will include 
Mr. Robert Walker, Editor, Chris- 
tian Life 
Mr. Dennis Clark (India), I.V.C.F. 
Mr. Miller AUoway, President, Gen- 
eral Printers 
Mr. Robert Watt, General Manager, 

Livingstone Press 
Mr. E. George (Africa), Beacon 

Press 
Dr. C. H. Dickinson, Ryerson Press 
Others 

Dr. Oswald J. Smith 
Rev. H. B. Street (E.L.O.) 
Rev. D. C. Percy 
Cu.si.s-: 

Only $25.00 for the session. This 
includes Board, Room and Fee. Write 
or phone for descriptive folder. 



To MR. and MRS. (RUTH WIGLE 
'51) LEWIS HAMBLY, a daughter, Val- 
erie Jean, September 1, 1960, in Orillia, 1 
Ont., a sister for Lindia Marie. 

To MR. and MRS. (MARGARET 
ALLAN '56) PAUL MacKNIGHT, a son, 
David Allan, October 25, 1960, in Per- 
ugia, Italy. 

To MR. and MRS. (HELEN NOBLE 
'52) CLARENCE WILSON, a son, Philip 
John Robert, November 29, 1960, in 
Uxbridge, Ont. 

To MR. '48 and MRS. (LOLITA 
KELLEY '49) ELVIN HARBOTTLE, a 
daughter, Karen Christine, November 20, 
1960, in Fergus, Ont. 

To MR. '57-'59 and MRS. (LORESA 
KONCICKY '57-'.59) NORMAN BROD- 
ERICK, a daughter, Wanda Lynne, 
December 15, 1960, in Markdale, Ont. 



MARCH, 1961 



AH MM ASSOCIATION 
WKEK-END CONFERENCE 

PLACE — Niagara Christian 
College, R.R. 1, Fort Erie, 
Ont. 

DATE — June 23-4-5, 1961. 

SPEAKERS — REV. D. C. 
PERCY and REV. C. E. 
FALCONBRIDGE. 

DETAILS L.ATER . . . PL.A.X 
NOW TO ATTEND. 



TORONTO BIBLE COLLEGE CHORALE, 1960-1961 



Where There is a WILL - 
There is Wise, Prayerful 

Planning 

There are two things that the 
Christian steward should be pray- 
ing about and planning for: 

1. The support of the Lord's work 
through regular tithes and of- 
ferings. It is often the lack of 
consistent support that hinders 
the progress of the Gospel. 

The Christian steward should 
heed the Scriptural injunction to 
give regularly, cheerfully, purpose- 
fully. (2 Cor. 9:6, 7) 

2. The remembrance of the Lord's 
work through a carefully, 
prayerfully drawn will. 

It is said of David that he "pre- 
pared abundantly before his 
death". (1 Chron. 22:.5) Bequests 
made to non-profit, Christian or- 
ganizations are tax-free, and will 
be put to the designated use of 
carrying on the Lord's work. 

Let every Christian "prepare 
abundantly" for the work of the 
Lord and for the spreading of the 
Gospel of Grace. 

To assist you in your planning, 
here is a suggested Form of Be- 
quest : 

I GIVE, DEVISE AND BE- 
QUEATH unto TORONTO BIBLE 
COLLEGE, presently located at 16 
Spadina Road, Toronto 4, Ontario, 
the sum of 

$ and the following 




Left to Right: 

1st Row: Mrs. D. C. Percy (Pianist), Donna Skitch, Carolyn Dempster, Sandra Martin, 
Larry Brisbois, Stephen Jones, Sam Mackey, Helen Oliver, Carol Leek, Marion Miller, Rev. 
W. Crump (Director of Music). 

2nd Row: Helen Bacon, Marion Fraser, Ann Pepper, Barry Jones, Michael Dowell, Rik 
Carter, Bob Williamson, Marilyn Henne, Janet MacLeod, Beth Clelland. 

3rd Row: Judy Kunkel, Rose Bowling, Arnold McDonald, Martin Stewart, Bob Roswell, 
David Aszbach, Komell Vanek, Valerie Pugh, Nancy Reist, Ruth Janes. 

Back Row: Christine Jones, Esther Donnison, Howard Cahoon, Desmond Meed, David 
Henne, Carl Spackman, Jim Black, Nancy Rodgers, June Harrington, Pauline Saville. 



The Lord has been pleased to use the T.B.C. Chorale in some very unusual ways this 
year, and much fruitfulness has resulted from this ministry of Sacred Music. 

The end of the school year will not be the end of their work, since on May 3rd thev 
begin a two week tour that will take in the following places: 

Central Baptist Church, Brantford. 
Mackenzie Memorial Church, Stratford. 
Wanner Mennonite Church (near Hespeler) 
Windsor Youth For Christ 
Walkerville Baptist Church 

(To be announced) 
Cottam Baptist Church, and neighbouring Churches 
(To be announced) 
(To be announced) 
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, East Canton, Ohio. 

Bethany United Presbj-terian Church, 
Alliance, Ohio. 

Sacred Concerts, Eaton, Auditorium, 
Toronto, Ont. 

Two dates are still undecided. If any in the areas are interested, please let us know. 



Wed. 


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May 6th 




Sun., 


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!Sote: T.B.C. has rooms available for offices for a 
Christian organization. Phone or come in. 



T.B.C. RECORDER 




EUTYCHUS 
(And His Pin) 

Edmund P. Clowney 

Wm. B. Eerdman Publishing Co. 
Price, $2.50 

Laughter is a Christian grace. In 
Psalm 126 we read, "then was our 
mouth filled witli laughter, and our 
tongue with singing". For anyone who 
thinks that Christianity is dolorous and 
dry, let him lay hands on this book, 
and his misconception will flee out the 
window. 

This book is a compilation of a 
series of essays printed in "Christian- 
ity To-day", and which headed the section 
of letters to the editor. It is Dr. 
Clowney's intention to use his verbal 
pin to prick the balloon of religious 
pompousity, and to use the finest of 
journalistic gifts to exalt Jesus Christ, 
the message of the Gospel and the work 
of the Church. 

In reading these short, but pithy 
essays, the reader will chuckle at the 
very vivid pictures that are drawn, 
and which seem to be a reflection of 
his own reaction to all that is shallow 
in himself and as seen in others. Skil- 
fully interwoven are messages that are 
so penetrating and deep, that the reader 
will also breathe a prayer for a like 
experience. 

After reading this book ministers and 
Christian workers might be a little more 
careful in their presentation of the 
high and holy truths of the Gospel, and 
their own personal reflection of that 
Gospel as seen by others. 

Perhaps the most hilarious section 
of the book is found in pages 99 to 101 
where Dr. Clowney offers a superb 
parody on the many organizations that 
offer you something different once a 
month or once a week or once a fort- 
night. Book of the month clubs, records 
of the month clubs, ad infinitum, are 
played up in his "International Recipes 
Compiled by Manse Kitchens Incorpor- 
ated", and "Counselling Counsellors, by 
An Anonymous Analyst". But perhaps 
the most famous is his '• KirKit, Pre- 
pared by the Interchurch Service Con- 
sultants, Hybrid, Nebraska". The follow- 
ing is a description of this famous 
"KirKit". 

"This amazing complete idea file has 
everything the busy pastor or church 
worker needs. Sermons, mid-week t(dks, 
dinner speeches are furnished in three 
forms: {!) manuscript, typed on three- 
ring note-book stock (with pencilled 
annotations for authentic appearance), 
(i') outlined notes, punched to fit loose- 
leaf Bible, (S) audiotape to be played 
on our new stereo-pillow system. No 
other service relieves you of all pre- 
paration. KirKit makes a master ser- 
mon part of you while you sleep! Also 
supplied: programs for the church year, 
menus for church suppers (our st.ocked- 

PAGE 8 



freezer plan is extra), gala parties and 
hilarious ice-breakers, pastor's salary 
suggestions for the board of trustees, 
etcetera. Sparkling sermon titles do 
double duty as bulletin-board aphorisms. 
Examples: "Whoever lives it up must 
live it down!" 

According to Dr. Clowney he re- 
ceived many requests from some who 
wrote to Hybrid, Nebraska, for the 
KirKit. It would have been worth any 
price to have seen the red faces of 
those who tried to get hold of some do- 
it-yourself material to carry on their 
church work. 

Any who have missed the fornightly 
fun-fest in "Christianity Today," and 
who have not followed through the 
concern that Eutychus has for higher 
and holier service in the cause of 
Christ, will profit from this unique 
blend of humour and Christian reflection 
(D.C.P.) 



THE OLD TESTAMENT REVELATION 

J. G. S. S. Thomson 

Wm. B. Eerdman s Publishing Co. 
Price, $2.50 

An exhaustive survey of the salient 
features of the nature, purpose, and his- 
torical unfolding of God's saving activity 
as revealed through the writers of the 
Old Testament. 

This eminent British theologian has 
mustered all the possible data of divine 
revelation in the Old Testament, and 
shows that it is, primarily a matter of 
communion between God who is making 
Himself known, and man to whom the 
divine self-disclosure is' being granted. 
He declares (p. 106) that "The Key 
to an understanding of the Old Testa- 
ment is that God entered into fellowship 
with Israel through covenant in order 
that they might know Him, and know- 
ing Him might enter into communion 
with Him." 

He sees the self-disclosure of God in 
the Old Testament as fulfilled and real- 
ized in the self-disclosure of God in 
Jesus Christ. 

This relatively small work (107 pages) 
is strikingly informative. (J.H.) 



THE LABOUR OF LOVE 
THE PATIENCE OF HOPE 

By Spiros Zodhiates 

Wm. B. Eerdman's Publishing Co. 
Price, $4.00 each 

Two volumes of a trilogy which pre- 
sents a careful exposition of the Epistle 
of James based on a close scrutiny 
of the Greek text. 

The author's treatment is thoughtful 
and thorough and combines scholarly 
analysis, devotional emphasis and ev- 
angelical fervour. 

The burden of this exposition is this: 
"When faith does not issue in love; 



when dogma is unrelated to life; when 
Christians are tempted to settle down to 
a self-centred religion, to become ob- 
livious to the needs of others — then 
this epistle has something to say to 
them which they disregard at their peril." 

The "word-studies" from the Greek 
are particularly enriching. This work 
deserves a place in the library of every 
Christian. (J.H.) 



THE DAYUMA STORY 

Ethel Emily Wallis 

Harper and Brothers Publishers 

Price, $3.95 

It is now four years since five young 
men died on the banks of the river in 
Auca territory of Ecuador, South Amer- 
ica. Since that time there has come 
from this seeming tragedy a series of 
stories that have thrilled and challenged 
the Christian readers and a materialistic 
society. That five men with training and 
ability and the opportunity to live life 
to the full should be ready and willing 
to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus 
Christ has come with new meaning and 
new force in this twentieth century. The 
latest of the books is the Dayuma Story, 
the breath-taking story of the Auca girl 
who escaped from — and returned to — 
the world's most murderous tribe, the 
Auca Indians. 

The heroine of the story, Dayuma 
(pronounced DAH-YOO-MAH), was flee- 
ing for her life from her father's killers, 
when she met Rachel Saint, sister of one 
of the five missionary martyrs, who had 
gone to the Amazon valley forest, to 
take the message of life and light and 
salvation as it is found in the Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

This book is the story of their meeting 
and Dayuma's account of life in her tribe. 
It is a story of incredible cruelty and 
terror, a story of heroic courage and 
conviction, and the climax of course is 
the daring return of Dayuma and the 
missionaries to Auca territory there to 
preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to 
these murderous, primitive people. 

The book is profusely illustrated and 
together with the vivid and swiftly- 
moving tale, the reader is taken down 
into the heart of heathendom, into the 
lands that are still steeped in primitive 
pagan darkness, and where one sees the 
effective, changing, saving power of the 
Gospel. 

In the previous stories of this tremen- 
dous event, one has a glimpse of the 
inside of a missionary's heart. This book 
shows the other side, the heart and life 
of a people to whom the missionary is 
sent. We strongly recommend this book 
to all who are interested in the work of 
the Lord Jesus Christ, and particularly 
to young people who in this day and 
generation need to be awakened and 
stirred again to the reality of the Great 
Commission, and the desperate need of 
men and women who have yet not heard 
of the Lord Jesus Chri.st. " (D.C.P.) 

AAARCH, 1961